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Toshiba Satellite Media Laptop TV hiccups then freezes

I use my laptop for TV and have for years. It is now studdering the signal and eventually freezes up the picture. It is only the tv option that freezes. I have defraged, removed programs, had the cable company come in to check their signal, and replaced the cable from the wall to the pc. Any suggestions of any other trouble shooting methods?

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  • jbanks3 Sep 13, 2008

    Yes, this is a tv tuner. It is a media edition laptop with a built in.

  • jbanks3 Sep 14, 2008

    1024mb ddr sdram. you are is an old lap top but I have not put too many recent demands on it. I have tried adjusting what starts up in the beginning but that doesnt help. It seems to get worse as time goes on. This is not looking too good. I really depend on my little work horse. I have never understood how to back up info to try and start fresh but if there is a virus I suppose that won't help. I don't know what to do. *sigh*

  • jbanks3 Sep 14, 2008

    The card is a a NVIDIA GEforce FX 64 MB.

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is this for a tv tuner?



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Well it sounds like a virus because 1024 or a gig inotherwords is more then enough to handle this. download avg free and run it. type in the net page then from there search for avg free

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

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You can also check for updated video software.  If its an ATI All In Wonder Card, chances are there is new software and drivers for it.
You can check it out at
Otherwise if that isn't the model of the video card, let me know what it is and I'll see what I can find out.

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    Tim Babcock Sep 14, 2008

    What type of processor are you using?


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It is what sounds like a virus or running low on system memory not hard disk space but ram. do you know how much ram you have? and if you are installing alot of programs it can slow down you might also have programs and applications running in the background, and the age of the laptop might play a role in this problem.

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